Perspectives: Making it Work

Wireless Network Improves Leak Detection

System affords significant savings for continuous hydrocarbon monitoring

By Bob Karschnia, Emerson Process Management
Jun 1, 2015

Leak detection at large chemical sites can be both difficult and expensive. At one Belgian plant, operators were making twice-daily inspection rounds using portable leak detectors — but new and stricter government regulations required continuous monitoring instead. So, plant management decided to implement an online leak-detection system.

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